The Alabama Crimson Tide under Nick Saban have been perhaps the most dominant dynasty in the history of college football, and have been practically unbeatable year after year, despite the constant inherent roster turnover in college sports. So hiring a disgraced coach that's been described as a "narcissistic sociopath" makes sense, right?
Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who lost his job amid the scandal surrounding the tragic death of Jordan McNair on the practice field, has been retained by Alabama in a consulting role, because evidently Nick Saban's moral compass has some trouble finding the right direction.
Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who has been off the radar since getting fired in October, has been helping Alabama behind the scenes this past week in a consultant-like capacity, per sources https://t.co/cclk5dph2K— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 13, 2018
This is continuing a troubling trend in college football, where coaches who foster cultures of abuse lose their jobs only to be scooped up somewhere else. Another recent example includes former Illinois coach Tim Beckman ending up on UNC's staff, and former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze recently being hired by Liberty.
Last year, then UNC FB coach Fedora hired former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who had been fired for player abuse. Now, former UMd coach D.J. Durkin, fired after rpts. of player abuse, toxic culture, & Jordan McNair's death, has landed @ Alabama FB. https://t.co/HMtpCZAglh— Ted Tatos (@TedTatos) December 13, 2018
Saban and the Crimson Tide should be ashamed of themselves for this hire. Have you no respect for the memory of Jordan McNair? Or is it all about winning, no matter the moral implications?
I shudder to think how Nick Saban would answer that question.